Recent News and Articles

Enhancing Climate Resiliency through Scalable Partnerships in East Africa

Mar 24, 2015
Marissa Kimsey, Project Analyst for SSG Advisors

Water is humanity’s most precious resource. Yet, every day roughly 45 million m3 of water goes missing from global water systems. This water loss is enough to serve nearly 200 million people and costs utilities approximately US$14 billion each year, equal to a quarter of the total annual investment in potable water...

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New Methods for Measuring Education Progress in Challenging Environments

Mar 24, 2015
Julia Midland, Opinion Research Business, International

While USAID’s E3 Office of Education (E3/ED) focuses on the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of education programs, in the United Kingdom, DFID’s Girls’ Education Challenge Fund (GEC) shares a similar mandate. Recent GEC initiatives have explored innovative ways to build capacity within governments,...

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Preparing Youth for Pre-Employment Success – A Case Study from Lebanon

Mar 24, 2015
By Hillary Proctor, Deputy Director of Technical Services, Making Cents International

Making Cents International has been providing technical assistance in the area of workforce development for the Lebanon Industry Value Chain Development (LIVCD) project, a five-year, $41.7 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program implemented by DAI, aimed at improving Lebanon’s economic stability...

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USAID’s Concentrated Efforts to Help Improve Basic Education Worldwide

Mar 24, 2015
Janel Hoppes Pochė, Juárez & Associates (J&A)

The USAID Education Office at the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3) works to provide quality educational services, primarily at the basic and tertiary levels, and...

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Toward Better Outcomes in Education: Learning from Mixed Methods Impact Evaluation

Mar 24, 2015
Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas and Zachariah J. Falconer-Stout, EnCompass LLC

Mixed methods evaluations embedded in a long-term development project can become a valuable source of learning that strengthens implementation. This article will demonstrate how strategically embedding evaluation into a USAID-funded, education initiative benefited the project. Implemented by EDC, Time to Learn (TTL) is a...

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Soils Come into the Limelight in 2015: Growing Awareness of Soils in Addressing Global Challenges

Mar 24, 2015
Monica La, Research Analyst Datu Research LLC

The UN has designated 2015 the International Year of Soils, an effort to bring attention to the long overlooked role and value of soils in addressing many of the world’s challenges, including providing for more productive and healthier food production, building resilience against erosion, nutrient loss, and drought,...

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